September 27, 2022


Christopher Green

Christopher Green is a lecturer at Leiden University in the Netherlands and heads up the Korean Peninsula work of the International Crisis Group (ICG). Christopher was formerly Manager of International Affairs at the Daily NK.


What North Korea will and will not do to fight the COVID-19 outbreak

Pyongyang will not yield control over people in exchange for fewer cases, but will probably accept specific aid packages

Christopher GreenChristopher GreenMay 18, 2022

Why North Korea’s Olympic withdrawal is about much more than public health

Public health is only a partial reason for North Korea’s decision to withdraw from Tokyo. The timing just isn’t right.

Christopher GreenChristopher GreenApril 7, 2021

Despite rising tensions, North and South Korea will likely talk again

For all its missile tests and state media condemnations, Pyongyang may still want to talk to Seoul in the coming years

Christopher GreenChristopher GreenMarch 26, 2021

A new law will dramatically change ROK intelligence — mostly for the better

Earlier this week, Seoul voted to transfer North Korea-related espionage investigations to the National Police Agency

Christopher GreenChristopher GreenDecember 17, 2020

Blessing in disguise? Kim Jong Un is using COVID-19 to bolster his control

North Korea's virus prevention measures have given Pyongyang the pretext to clamp down on private market trade

Christopher GreenChristopher GreenDecember 15, 2020

Kim Jong Un’s soft, apologetic Oct. 10 speech also hints at rising friction

Pyongyang didn’t cross anybody’s red lines this weekend, but it still sent a clear military message to the U.S.

Christopher GreenChristopher GreenOctober 12, 2020

North Korea’s Oct. 10 military parade will be more pomp than provocation

Pyongyang's "October surprise" may instead come early next year to test the winner of the 2020 U.S. election

Christopher GreenChristopher GreenOctober 1, 2020

Why Kim Jong Un’s letters probably don’t mean a shift in South Korea policy

Letters and apology will be welcomed by Seoul, but prospects for big changes in inter-Korean relations remain low

Christopher GreenChristopher GreenSeptember 26, 2020

How Kim’s call for typhoon help exploits cheap labor and builds political unity

The North Korean leader's call will reveal who is truly loyal to the regime while also providing cheap workers

Christopher GreenChristopher GreenSeptember 11, 2020

Bad omen: How storms, COVID-19 and the US vote will impact inter-Korea relations

Damaging typhoons and the U.S. elections may be an opportunity for Pyongyang and Seoul to connect — or to drift apart

Christopher GreenChristopher GreenAugust 27, 2020
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